ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) offers two specializations, one in Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) and one in Medical Zoology. We provide practitioners the skills to apply concepts and practices of public health, develop learner communication skills and expertise, and establish a foundation for continuing education and lifelong learning to become leaders in these fields. Completing the MSPH program at USU allows for a unique multidisciplinary learning environment with public health professionals from the Air Force, Army, Navy, Public Health Service, and Canadian military.
The Environmental and Occupational Health track provides an exceptional opportunity for advanced study in the field of occupational hygiene and environmental health. The MSPH program includes courses in environmental health, industrial hygiene, environmental chemistry, analytical instrumentation, risk assessment, and toxicology. Through this program, students are prepared to recognize, evaluate, and control environmental health and occupational hygiene problems.
The Medical Zoology track encompasses Vector Biology, the study of the vectors responsible for disease transmission and how to prevent or combat vector-borne diseases, and Medical Parasitology, the study of parasitic diseases such as those caused by protozoa, like malaria, or those caused by helminths, such as lymphatic filariasis.
PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION
MSPH PROGRAM DIRECTOR: LCDR N. CODY SCHAAL, PHD, CIH, CSP